Section Editors

  • James Chou, Harvard Medical School
  • Jianping Ding, Shanghai Institutes of Biological Sciences
  • Jean-Luc Pellequer, CEA Marcoule
  • Paul A Ramsland, Macfarlane Burnet Institute for Medical Research and Public Health
  • Torsten Schwede, Biozentrum Univ. of Basel, SIB Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics

Executive Editor

  • Simon Harold, BioMed Central


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  • Image attributed to: Fig2 Ozcan et al BMC Structural Biology 2013 13,29

    Intracellular loop 3 alters receptor dynamics

    The intrinsic dynamics of human beta2-adrenergic receptor are dramatically altered when intracellular loop 3 is included in molecular dynamic and elastic network models, indicated a strong coupling between extracellular and intracellular parts of the intact receptor.

    BMC Structural Biology 2013, 13:29
  • Image attributed to: Fig 1 Zarzycki & Kerfeld BMC Structural Biology 2013 13,28

    Different bacteria, similar MCL crystal structures

    The first crystal structures of Malyl-CoA lyase (MCL), an enzyme that plays a crucial role in autotrophic CO2 fixation, reveals divergent primary structures between two different phylogenetic subgroups, although tertiary and quaternary structures remain similar.


    BMC Structural Biology 2013, 13:28
  • Image attributed to: Fig 7B Hoang et al BMC Structural Biology 2013 13,25

    Particle-picking for Cryo-EM

    gEMpicker is a highly parallel correlation-based particle picking tool for high-throughput analysis that will allow experimentalists to rapidly achieve higher resolution 3D reconstructions from cryo-electron micrograph images.

    BMC Structural Biology 2013, 13:25
  • Image attributed to: Fig 3 Oldfield et al BMC Genomics 2008 9 (S1)

    Measuring the impact of PSI:Biology

    Protein structures determined under via the Protein Structure Initiative: Biology (PSI:Biology) have a higher rate of annotations than structures determined during the first two phases of PSI, as well as those determined exclusive of these partnerships.

    BMC Structural Biology 2013, 13:24


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Section Editor's profile

Dr Ramsland

Dr Ramsland is currently the Sir Zelman Cowen Fellow and a Group Leader in the Centre for Immunology at the Burnet Institute (Melbourne, Australia). His research examines the diverse structural roles of carbohydrates and glycoproteins in immunity and infection (Structural Glycobiology) using crystallography, computational modelling, automated docking and solution scattering techniques. He has over 90 scientific publications including primary research papers, reviews/chapters and has recently co-edited a book on Structural Glycobiology.

"Together with Dr Cy Jeffries, Deputy Section Editor, I am pleased to be involved in guiding the development of the Small-Angle Scattering section of BMC Structural Biology. This new section incorporates all aspects of the structural analysis of biological macromolecules using techniques in small-angle scattering including but not limited to: studies incorporating substantial analysis by small-angle X-ray scattering and/or neutron scattering."

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